Author has written 2 stories for Pokémon.
You know, whenever someone asks me, "Why do you read Fanfiction?" I always respond, "Because I have nothing better to do."
I came to this site originally when the school year was about to begin, and started out with one of the largest fandoms out there: Pokémon. One of the first fics I happened to read was known as The Betrayed Champion by Itssupereffective. This struck me as very moving—the sadness, deception and darkness was what drove me to delve deeper into the website known as Fanfiction.net. Throughout the beginning of the school year, I would constantly read betrayal fics, only to be disappointed by the lack of quality in these works. One day, it struck me, Why don't I write my own Fanfiction?
And so I did.
Aura of Betrayal, the OLD Version
This was something I worked on over the weekends. This was something I would spend hours thinking of how to drive the plot forward, and come up with the worst comedic jokes ever. This wasn't something I right now would respect—the humor in it is lame and really detracts from the overall story in the whole. In addition, there was no real plot to this thing—it was a complete failure in that aspect, as everything was sort of thrown together as I suddenly had bursts of creativity from reading others' fics and come up with ridiculous plot points and mask it all under a semi-coherent plotline.
And then, I stumbled into the Harry Potter Fandom and all of its darkly goodness.
This was the game-changer. The top stories had several thousand favs, and I knew instantly that my writing would have to amp up to maximum if I ever wanted to reach that high. These were stories that had a consistent plot point tying the whole thing together—they were perfect in the sense that I would never be able to write to that degree of consistency.
Thus, I started to try and modify my own writing: throwing in more description and thoughts and taking out the dialogue-heavy writing of my original story. I soon realized that it would be too late, and that I would have to start from scratch once more.
And so, the re-write was born.
Aura of Betrayal
I kept the original out of memory of my own follies, and started work on this re-write. I quickly ran into the greatest issue that all men (& women) face one day: time. School work decided then to become very pressure-intensive, and I soon could really only read and not write at all because of the really slow writing rate that I work at. In addition, organizing my fic became very difficult, as many plot points from the original had to be thrown out and remade from scratch. Once summer hit, I simply was too lazy to write—Why bother when it's such a time-waster?
Not very great of me, I know. But, I didn't want to simply discontinue the fic—I wanted to see it to the end.
So, I wrote... and wrote... and wrote. Chapter after Chapter, with weeks and months in between, I could tell my readers were being dissatisfied with the writing material. After all, most it was just filler—none of it was really central to the story as a whole.
School began, and the pressure resumed, threatening to take away every ounce of my free time. All my free time has been consumed by watching anime or working on homework—I simply had no more time to write. I had ideas—Oh, I had ideas, so many ideas that the story would have to become a trilogy in order for it all to fit in, but none of the time to tie those ideas together, nor the time to put those ideas onto paper.
Now, here I am, to tell you guys all that I am alive, I am not abandoning this story, and that progress is so very slow...
I enjoy dark materials, yet I dislike tragedy very much, because I know it will bring me to tears in the end. I enjoy it when the writer forces the reader to think, yet I hate it when the writer makes so much outside references, forcing the reader to search them up. Oh yeah, one more thing: I tend to shy away from OCs, mostly because they're generally poorly written.
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